Docs Reattach Teen's Arm Cut Off by Washing Machine

A 13-year-old boy whose arm was severed at a coin laundry in Rochester has had the arm reattached by surgeons.

Police said that the teenager reached into a washing machine to remove a sheet on Friday evening and his arm was ripped off when it got entangled in the sheet.

Police spokesman LaRon Singletary said earlier this week that the boy, who was not identified, underwent successful emergency surgery at a hospital.

The laundry owner, James Burton, says the accident happened after the boy's mother had gone home to get more detergent. Burton says the boy may have heard the washer pause during one of its cycles and it restarted when he opened the door and reached in.